Harde Smart is back again!

Posted on 08/02/2024


Harde Smart is back again! With the new Harde Smart 7" Sampler, you get a taste of the upcoming Harde Smart Volume 2: Flemish & Dutch grooves from the 1980's. 

Harde Smart 2 is the successor to the acclaimed original Harde Smart compilation that showcased the best of the Dutch-linguistic territory back in the ‘70s. Even in the decade that followed, a whole host of gems were made that were remarkably danceable, catchy and playful, as proven by the two tracks on this sampler. Joost Belinfante puts it nicely on the B-side: 'nothing to prove, nothing to claim, it is as it is.' Harde Smart never disappoints.

Harde Smart Volume 2: Flemish & Dutch grooves from the 1980’s

Harde Smart is on it with the sophomore compilation effort Flemish & Dutch grooves from the 1980’s. Vinyl aficionado’s No Sleep Richy and Micha Marva teamed up with Sjefke De Kok (one of Holland’s illest to rack those crates!) to continue their journey. While raking deep in the dusty bins with Dutch and Flemish records, they once again discovered an exquisite selection of tracks. Too weird to play, too rare to throw away. From butt-shaking boogie to weird disco adventures on wax, this album is sounding like all the good stuff the eighties had to offer: both smooth and sexy as well as dark and wavy. Get ready for an atypical introduction into the Dutch lyric-driven music from the 1980’s.

The Harde Smart 7" Sampler will be released on Friday 15 March 2024 via Sdban.
Pre-order here.